Finding a new home for your boat is much like finding your perfect home in the ideal neighborhood. While your home location may be typically the top of your criteria list; it's similar to finding a marina for your boat/floating home, yet the pickings are much slimmer. And unlike the freedom you have with the … Continue reading New Waters
We love our new home. The apartment holds our belongings in a nicely laid out 825 sf floor plan. The abundance of windows is lovely. Being on the second floor, we keep the blinds open most days. Downsizing was no easy task. We downsized from a 1900 sf home to 1/2 the size. Over the … Continue reading The Smaller Abode
It took three trips to St Petersburg, FL to conclude that Journey is the boat for us. Chris went out first to view her after his CD business trip, April 22nd. Two weeks later we flew out to spend all day on May 5th for Carrie to view Journey for her first time, be part … Continue reading Let’s Take a look
Sell the house. check. Counter offer, counter accept, counter offer, counter accept ... or something like that. It was nerve-racking and very distracting as well. But Molly, our Broker, keep us calm the best she can. Molly Cleavenger, of Coldwell, was fabulous with supporting all our questions and representing what our needs and criteria were. … Continue reading Counter Accepted … Yes!
Threes days after we closed on the sale of our house, our offer on a Tatoosh 42 was accepted. You want to learn a bit about the boat? Here is a great video walk through by our broker Joe Zammataro. Designed by Robert Perry and built by Tashing this bluewater cruising sailboat is incredible condition … Continue reading Seller accepts our offer on a Tatoosh 42
... Boats grow on trees. Just saying boats grow on trees is easier to say when you are not talking yourself out of a boat you THINK you want. Just walk away - we would say. There will be another. There will be another boat just right for us. Or at least we'll get closer … Continue reading We have said it before …
When is the right time to sell and get the most equity? Watching the market is like watching water boil; the wait, the wait, or the wait, wait, wait. It is concerning; particularly when I've heard a couple of brief remarks in the news that the seller's market will top out sooner than expected. … Continue reading Patience is a virtue
Are we sure? Is he sure? Am I sure? These questions need to have a similar answer in order for us to move forward in a cohesive and productive fashion that will also support our emotional well-being. When you think about what will take place in the next two years, and what has already happened … Continue reading Are you sure?
Last month we returned from a week long sailing trip with my brother-in-law and wife. It was further down the Mexican West coast than I've been before. To my delight the terrain was green with bushes and trees. The water was glorious. And the sea life was plentiful. We had ourselves a great time. We returned … Continue reading Money – Plain and Simple
You know how with any new sport or activity you typically need to outfit yourself with correct gear. Whether it is running shoes if you plan to run that 10Ks, a paddle if you want to join that dragon boat team, a backpack and essential gear because you prefer to hike away from it all, … Continue reading One of my favorite words … Gear!